Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Words of Wisdom From a Young Man #1 of 3

February 17, 2009
Tough questions must be faced. Questions like "where was God in the Holocaust?" And, "Why is the economy unraveling?" Runners in life's race need to know that these kinds of questions can be faced, and have been faced, yet, there are mysteries we cannot fathom and may never fathom. Every generation needs to learn some key lessons anew, and today, it's our turn.

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An Olympic gold medal winner rightly enjoys his fame and achievement...for a time. But one day, he'll face another goal. And that's answering the ultimate question: "When I die, what happens?" As we'll see today a man named Job pursued this question, and found an answer: an answer that helps us handle the pains of this life as we await the life to come. Stay with us.
February 16, 2009
For a thoughtful runner, life's ultimate question is not "will I win this race?" but rather, "when I die, will I live again?" That's the provocative question Job raised several thousand years ago. And that question still haunts men and women today. Surely this brief life is not all there is? Something deep down inside cries out for a sense of long-term meaning.
February 13, 2009
When a thief steals what you own, you feel violated. When circumstances develop that ruin your future, you feel angry. Something within us demands an answer when we're the victims of economic collapse or the slander of others. Today, through the life of Job, we'll explore the heavenly reasons for our earthly misfortunes, and how Jesus would answer Job's painful cries.
February 12, 2009
When the going gets tough, we all long for the good old days. But the track only goes forward...we have no choice but to run. Life: it takes its toll on all of us, especially in times of crisis and upheaval. Emotional and physical suffering plays a key part in developing our character, a lesson learned well by Job. If you're facing today more than you can bear, please stay with us.
February 11, 2009
Your company: bankrupt. Your pension and health benefits: gone. Your state of mind: panic. What do you do? Suffering: you can't separate it from the human experience. Some people seem to glide through life unscathed, while others bear unimaginable burdens. Job's anguish of soul during his fiery trials paints a picture that cries out for the reason "why?"
February 10, 2009
We've all seen Olympic track stars who fall...faces torn by anger and grief. Suffering: it's tough on national TV. It's tough anytime. Each of us either has experienced, or will experience some kind of suffering along life's track. It goes with the human condition. The story of Job teaches lessons about suffering that all of us need to hear for that time when it's our turn.
February 9, 2009
When a runner trips and falls, the competitors run on by. Until the coach arrives, he or she bears the pain of defeat alone. During his severe trials, Job of old underwent great pain, yet he found little comfort from his three friends. He bore that pain alone, even in the midst of others. His experience teaches us how to really be there when a friend is in need.
February 6, 2009
What are friends for? Hopefully, to be there when you need them. Otherwise, you run life's race as if you're the only one on the track. When you're hit with bad news you can scarcely absorb, a friend can be a great help. However, the friends of Job were scant comfort when he was undergoing his severe trials. Their counsel demonstrated the limits of human understanding.
February 5, 2009
Human reason: it can only go so far in exploring life's deep issues like "why are we here?," and "why is there suffering?" And when three men pool their ignorance to help a friend in distress, the result can be worse than no help at all. That's what happened to Job. Has it ever happened to you? Well-meaning people can often cause more pain than they seek to relieve.
February 4, 2009
Friends...we all need them during life's hard times. But sometimes, well-meaning friends can do more harm than good. Today we'll meet some men who tried to help a suffering Job. Truly, with friends like these, who needs enemies? This Bible story reveals a lot about human nature and its limits in understanding God's purposes.
February 3, 2009
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The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

About Running To Win

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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